Teater Saddlebred Enterprises/Tattersalls Fall Saddlebred Sale Robust
RELEASE: November 18, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
The Teater Saddlebred Enterprises (TSE)/Tattersalls Fall Sale held October 30-November 1, 2008, was “a remarkable statement on the health of the industry,” according to TSE President Ed Teater, “and a stunning example of the dedication of people in this business to a commitment in the American Saddlebred.” Averages were up even as the current economic climate remains tumultuous.
An abundant catalogue featuring 511 entrants was offered for public inspection at the Red Mile Pavilion in Lexington, KY, with prospective buyers on hand from around the country. The average per horse sold was $4,760—a 9.6% increase from The Fall Sale in 2007. Outs showed a decline, falling to under 16% for the first time in many years, while RNAs (Reserves Not Attained) remained consistent at 8%.
Throughout the catalogue was a variety of balance, and this was reflected in the upper end purchases; the list of top 20 sellers included broodmares, breeding stallions, seasoned campaigners, show prospects, yearlings, and one exquisite weanling. “This balance in purchase demonstrates depth in the strength of all areas of our industry, from the respect for bloodlines to the appreciation of the show ring. No single venue was neglected or favored by buyers at this particular sale,” stated Teater.
A product of the historic Callaway Hills breeding program topped the overall sale. Jimmy Bushard was in the irons to present Callaway’s Pundit for public viewing and purchase. The exceptional two-year-old entertained a responsive audience and earned a final bid of $110,000 from Vikki Vogel, agent for Dream Acres, LLC.
Settling on a $55,000 ticket for purchase, Master Class became the second-highest stallion ever sold through the TSE/Tattersalls pavilion when he was selected by Kristen Bagdasarian of Versailles, Kentucky, for Kathy Bagdasarian. He was presented to the sale public with Dana DeVoss at the lead much of the time.
The two-year-old filly, Same Time Next Year, a consignment from Lenore T. Weldon, was presented by Kyle Peel and sold for $50,000 to Delores Verna Blankenship of Princeton, West Virginia.
A $40,000 signature sealed the exchange for HS Daydreams Come True. This young chestnut gelding was a consignment from Hagan Saddlebreds, Inc., in Louisville, KY, with George Knight of Lexington, KY, as agent.
The five-year-old three-gaited mare, That Kind Of Woman, agented by Knight, captured the attention of Rocco Litrenta of Racine, WI, and Jose Moctezuma of Woodstock, IL, as they gave the final bid of $35,000. That Kind Of Woman was consigned by The Jean McLean Davis Trust and presented by Walden Bullard.
Broadway and Forty-Second, an eight-year-old mare, exited the pavilion only after the gavel fell on $32,000. Jeanie Waddell of Cedartown, GA, held the winning hand for purchase of the Kevin and Gloria Bingaman of Monroe, IN, consignment.
Eight-year-old stallion Dancing Man, an Oak Hill consignment, was presented under saddle by Juan Guillen, and was rewarded with a $30,000 final bid. He will be moving to Cox’s Creek, KY, under the direction of Ricky D. Cook.
The four-year-old stallion A Special Man, another Oak Hill consignment, was led through the sale by Dana DeVoss, and purchased by Kay Marschel of Lewisville, TX, for $26,000.
Melinda Moore of Lawrenceburg, KY, purchased the Oak Hill consignment broodmare Rich Woman, and her 2008 foal by Master Class for $24,000.
Another Oak Hill consignment that deserves mention is the beautiful yearling filly, Oak Hill’s Sweet Briar, selected by Rob and Jackie Tanner of Versailles, KY, for $21,000.
The aptly named In Contention, a consignment from Kelley Blackwood Palmer of Prospect, KY, and presented by Richmond DeHart for agent Peter Palmer sold for $28,000 to James Wallen of Louisville, KY, for Rosemarie Pelfrey of Oklahoma City, OK.
A weanling, Kalarama’s Jimmy Mac, consignment from J